8 Unusual Coins That Defy Convention Oddities In Numismatics

These coins feature intricate designs of elephants on the reverse side, but what makes them unique is their shape. Rather than the traditional round shape

Somalian Elephant Series

Issued by the Republic of Palau, this coin commemorates the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. What sets it apart is its unique shape resembling a ship's bow

Palau "Pearl Harbor" Coin

Produced by the Royal Canadian Mint, these coins feature prehistoric creatures such as the Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops.

Canadian "Glow-in-the-Dark" Dinosaur Coins

The Chinese Panda series is well-known for its changing reverse design featuring the beloved giant panda. However, what makes these coins unusual is their varying weights

Chinese "Panda" Coins

The Australian Lunar series celebrates the Chinese zodiac with intricate designs of animals associated with each year. What makes these coins stand out is their unique shapes

Australian "Lunar" Series Coins

Niue has issued a series of coins featuring iconic characters and scenes from the Star Wars saga. What makes these coins unusual is their incorporation of colorized images and innovative packaging

Niue "Star Wars" Coins

These coins contain fragments of real meteorites embedded in their design, making each piece truly unique. The combination of precious metals and extraterrestrial materials

Cook Islands "Meteorite" Coins

Bhutan has issued coins featuring intricate 3D designs that depict scenes from traditional folklore and cultural heritage. What makes these coins unusual is their detailed sculpting and multi-dimensional appearance, creating a visually striking addition to any collection.

Bhutanese "3D" Coins